In S1E15, Christopher is trying to convince Lorelai that he’s ready to get married, but Lorelai is having none of it. She accuses him, “The Offspring is your favorite band!” Christopher replies, “So? You’re into Metallica!” Lorelai counters, “Well, Metallica is way more substantial than the Offspring!” Christopher yells, “Here we go, it’s the same Black Sabbath riff all over again.”
The Offspring is a punk rock band that gained popularity in the early 90’s. As of 2016, they are still recording together, and actually just released a song in June 2016 called “Sharknado.”
Metallica is a heavy metal band that also gained widespread popularity in the early 90’s. They are considered one of the most successful bands of all time.
Black Sabbath are a rock band who became popular in the US and UK in the 1970s. They were pioneers of heavy metal music.